The first Papuan hornbills seen between 1966 and 1969 had smooth beaks. It wasn’t until the 1979 that we saw the ridges for the first time.
There are many theories as to why this is the case.
When you’re this close to the equator, eclipses happen in the middle of the moon and grow up and down from there.
The hardest part of getting shots like this is erecting the force field around the perch.
Some beavers supplement their income by making fishing rods to sell to local otters.
The world inside raindrops is upside down so that leaves, ever questing, can finally touch the sky.
Swallows have evolved the ability to fly extremely quickly because the slower ones get captured and have their wings ripped off by true hope before they are able to breed.
When fish transform into birds, it is generally best that they be near the water’s surface.
Some beetles are better at hanging onto blades of grass than others. All beetles, however, are better at it than you.
Red winged blackbird about to change its mind about wanting to be a duck.
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“Five ways to save the bees.” –CNN
“How to help bees, monarch butterflies, and other insects that are being affected by our changing world.” –NPR
“Which dying bee are you?” –Buzzfeed
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Critter warriors prefer to ride these beasts into battle, because their protrusions function as merlons on crenellated parapets for archery while their spikes make it harder for combatants to mount them via siege weapons. Their speed isn’t as great as the winged airforce, but quite decent for land-based combat.
One warrior tribe thus mounted can successfully attack entire armies mounted on earthworms and even small groups on pillbugs.
As anyone who follows the popular book scene knows, you can find kinky things in unexpected places.
Turtles often camouflage themselves to keep from being carried off by ospreys.
You have to get up early in the morning, and look really closely, to see live flower construction. Once built, they hide in the stems pulling the levers to open and close the petals at the proper times of day.
The rule, as you all know, is “leaves of three, let them be”. This plant is kind enough to indicate which leaves in particular need to be left be.
From this point, onward, humans must carry horses.
After all, turnabout is fair play.
Scorpions begin to ripen from the stinger end.
To hunt at night, many snakes have evolved the ability to sense heat via infrared radiation. However, those that lack this capability have learned to tie lanterns to their heads to aid in nighttime hunting. Sadly, they have found that the string either chafe their mouths or prevent them from opening their jaws to their full capacity.
Thus, a small number of snakes have evolved protuberences on the front of their faces to which they may attach their lanterns without reducing their predatory efficacy.
Though normally quite meticulous, you can when frog painters are working on a Friday afternoon.
After a long day away, false water cobras show their appreciation for your return by barking and licking your face. True water cobras react rather differently.